Taylor Nelson & Sean Hogan

The New Monarchs decided to take a deliberate step into a heavier realm of electronic rock as they began constructing their second full length album, Stay Awake. Singer-guitarist Sean Hogan and multi-instrumentalist Taylor Nelson (also of trip-hop duo Wiping out Thousands) were both in a state of reincarnation, both growing in song craft and direction. The duo teamed up with Adam Tucker at Signaturetone Recording in Minneapolis to co-produce the album, providing a broader palate and glossier finish than previous releases.

The album opens with eerie guitars and droning keyboards before seeping into an onslaught of industrial power. Stay Awake reconciles heartbreak with the shame resulting from hangovers and translucent lovers and converts them into a sense of stability.

Members Sean Hogan & Taylor Nelson
Current Label Soup Bowl Records
Hometown Minneapolis, MN
General Manager Ryan Jaroscak · ryan@soupbowlrecords.com
Press Contact Ryan Jaroscak · ryan@soupbowlrecords.com
Booking Agent Ryan Jaroscak · ryan@soupbowlrecords.com

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Date City Venue Friends Tickets
11 . 05 . 11 Downtown Minneapolis Hell's Kitchen Ghostmouth & Youth At Large 21+, $5 - At the Door
11 . 18 . 11 Minneapolis Nick & Eddie Ghostmouth & Aaron & the Sea 21+, $5 - At the Door
11 . 29 . 11 NE Minneapolis Honey MFR New Music Tuesday 21+, $5 - At the Door
01 . 04 . 12 Minneapolis Nick & Eddie w/ Marijuana Deathsquads 18+, $5 - At the Door
01 . 07 . 12 Uptown Minneapolis Cause Spirits & Soundbar Repeating Equation Digital Release Party w/ Aaron & The Sea, Ghost in the Water, and Sex Burger 21+, $5 - At the Door
01 . 14 . 12 Downtown Minneapolis 7th Street Entry I, Colossus CD Release Show w/ Tiger VS. and Sex Burger 21+, $5 - At the Door
02 . 04 . 12 Minneapolis Nick & Eddie w/ Katie Morley, Portage, and Hot Freaks 21+, $5 - At the Door
02 . 25 . 12 Downtown St. Paul Amsterdam Bar & Hall w/ Askeleton and Aaron & the Sea 21+, No Cover
03 . 25 . 12 Minneapolis 7th Street Entry w/ Mansions on the Moon 18+, $10 - At the Door